16 News & Views Magazine EDITION 1, 2017 5. LIVE IN THE MOMENT It may sound cliché, but, operating‘in the moment’and paying full attention to the individual you’re interacting with will begin to transform your relationships. Do this by dropping thoughts about yesterday, the feelings you may be harboring and the goals you have for your relationship in the future. You’ve experienced it yourself. Think about the last time you felt like the only person in the world during a conversation. What was different? Chances are, that person was listening. He or she wasn’t scanning a phone or watching the clock; all attention was on your interaction. Dropping previously held assumptions, learning more about members of your team, and starting to value what they value while listening – really listening – will pay huge dividends. Living in the moment is mutually beneficial to all parties. Love in an organizational setting isn’t revolutionary, but, it’s effects can be. Start slow and remember: choose LOVE not fear. It may sound cliché, but, operating ‘in the moment’ and paying full attention to the individual you’re interacting with will begin to transform your relationships.